Residential Parking Permits



Some communities in Calgary require a residential parking permit. To find out if your community does, please click here. For information on Visitors Permits, click here.

Please note that not all addresses within the boundary of a zone are eligible for permits. Please call us at 403-537-7000 to confirm whether the address is able to receive a permit.

The fine for parking in a residential parking zone without displaying a valid permit is $75. Please read all posted signs for the zone specific restrictions in your area.

The Calgary Parking Authority issues residential parking permits and enforces their restrictions, but the City of Calgary establishes residential parking zones. Visit for information on how to establish a residential parking permit zone.


How to Apply for a Residential Parking Permit

If you qualify for a residential parking permit, you can apply for your permit:

  • By email to (Please scan and save your documents as pdf files.)
  • In person at the CPA Office (620-9th Ave SW)
  • By fax (403) 537-7001*
  • By mail to:

Calgary Parking Authority

620-9th Ave SW

Calgary, AB T2P 1L5

*If faxing your information, please include your daytime phone number on your fax so that we can verify your information if required.

Click here for the documents required when applying for residential parking permits.

CPA Office Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Closed weekends, statutory and observed holidays.


How much does a Residential Parking Permit Cost?

The first two Residential Parking Permits are issued at no cost. There is a $50 charge (plus GST) for the third and subsequent permit. The $50 fee came into effect on November 1, 2011 and is under Calgary Traffic Bylaw 26M96, section 20 (3)(a).

Two special permit areas exist in Bridgeland (Zone AAA) and Somerset (Zone YY). A $25 plus GST ($26.25) fee applies to the permits in these areas. One permit is issued per residence in a permit year.


Where I can park with a Residential Parking Permit?

Residential parking permits allow you to park in residential parking zones and time-restricted parking zones. As long as you obey traffic bylaws, you may park anywhere in the restricted area or zone for which you have a permit.

They DO NOT allow vehicles to be parked in violation of safety or traffic flow restrictions. These include areas such as:

  • No parking zones;
  • No stopping zones;
  • Parking with 5 m of a fire hydrant;
  • Parking within 5 m of a crosswalk;
  • Designated handicap parking spaces; and
  • Any other posted parking restrictions.

Residential parking permits are also NOT VALID in ParkPlus zones. If you choose to park in a ParkPlus zone, please note payment is required. Please watch carefully for signs noting parking restrictions and ParkPlus zones to ensure you don’t receive a parking ticket.


Can other people use my Residential Parking Permit?

Sorry, parking permits are issued to license plates registered to a specific address. They are not transferable and cannot be used in other restricted parking zones.


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